Stalking My Mate by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Stalking My Mate Cover 385h5fd3Title: Stalking My Mate

Series: Assassins Inc. 05

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (125 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Bookstrand (May 2, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Stalker

I was stalking my mate and I had good reason. He was bonded to someone else, but that didn’t absolve me of my duty to him, or my obsession. Making sure he was happy and safe, even if it wasn’t with me, was just something I had to do. When I discovered he wasn’t, all bets were off.

Jojo

I’d given up the dream of a mate in exchange for the life of my son. It was an exchange I willingly gave to have Tommy with me. When our lives were threatened, escaping with Tommy was my only option. I just wasn’t sure where we were going to escape to or who could help us, but someone had to. I’d already lost my mate. I couldn’t lose my son.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-827-7

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Assassins Inc. collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Stalker met his mate around three years ago but let him go. That did not mean he forgot . In fact he basically stalked his mate and kept watch. Jojo had been forced to get married. He wanted to go with Stalker but there was his child on the way. When Myra died in child birth, he just couldn’t make a move. However when his father made another threat, his ass was out. Stalker is going to be a dad.

It is so hard to give a bit of description without giving the story away. Stormy Glenn has always been one of my favorite authors to read. This is probably one of my top series that I can guarantee will always be read many times over. FYI, Bob is still my favorite character. The story caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I do wish there was a bit more action and danger to it, but it was still perfect for me. The characters are quite charming and lets just say their reaction to who the alpha is, is always a laugh. When I read these stories it almost makes me go out an buy a cat, I did say almost. Taking a cat for a walk at the park is always funny as hell.

I can honestly say that this story will be read many times over and I hope that it will always be that way. I had a blast reading this and damn the guys are just sexy. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book and would recommend reading the whole series.

Planet Hydra: Jorzzon Invasion by Jools Louise

Jools Louise - Planet Hydra; Jorzzon Invasion Cover 83g4v5Title: Jorzzon Invasion

Series: Planet Hydra

Author: Jools Louise

Genre: Menage, Science Fiction

Length: Short (60pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (April 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Decades of searching and fighting has taught Azakeen one thing. He’s done with fighting, and he’s found his two mates, Alkan, a fellow Jorzzon warrior, and the sultry Jeboo demon, Frey Dristral. After a decree by the formidable Jeboo empress, Firth, there’s hope for them, but Frey is terrified that his family will try to interfere. Despite the new law, they’re against any inter-species mingling. Added to which, they discover a plot to undermine the new alliance between Jorzzon and Jeboo, and need to take down a deadly enemy of Azakeen’s, his brutal successor to the Jorzzon 2nd Division, Chakron. All good fun. Azakeen and Alkan don their battle armor again, determined to bring Frey back to their arms, and defeat all those who seek to create chaos in the new peace of Planet Hydra. Jorzzon Invasion, anyone?

ISBN: 978-1-64243-751-5

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Betrayal and evil plans are set to try an cause a war between Jeboo and Jorzzon. It is up to Frey, Alkan and Azakeen to stop it before it starts. There are many players involved from Jeboo to Jorzzon.

I loved everything about this fast paced, action packed story. It was tense and had me on the edge of my seat until the very end.

Fantastic read.

Can’t Buy Love by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Can't Buy Love Cover 47jt4Title: Can’t Buy Love

Series: Honey Haven 03

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (96 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (April 15, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Inside Henry is a beautiful butterfly dying to burst free. Yes, that’s a euphemism for the repressed man desperate to lose his virginity. His brother is a controlling jerk who thinks he can tell Henry what to do just because he has money. So far that held true for Henry, until they check into Honey Haven and Henry spots a gorgeous man standing by the front counter. A man he’s determined to give his V card to.

Someone Morgan knew from high school shows up at Honey Haven and it’s obvious that Jude Keeler has done well for himself. Morgan doesn’t deny that he’s an uptight person, but Jude has Morgan’s primness beat hands down. But it’s Jude’s younger brother who piques Morgan’s interest. The little virgin is shy and represses his urges, but Morgan is determined to unleash Henry’s desires, even if he has to go through Jude to get to him.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-763-8

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand 

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Honey Haven collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Henry is a sweet bunny shifter whose life is about to be turned nutty. His older brother, who I might add is an ass, is a controlling, egotistical and selfish man is up to know good. He wants to rub it into people’s faces that he has more money than god. He has also sold his brother. Then they show up at a hotel ran by the sexiest of men. One has caught the little cuties eye and he might just loose his virgin status.

Morgan is a brother who has to keep control over certain things. The hotel is finally doing good but his heart is still torn. His little brother is still in a feral state and hardly ever comes out of his room. That is until it is night and he just runs around the hotel in bear form. Then in walks a cutie and his heart might just be his. However Henry’s brother is another matter. Trouble always seems to show up and Morgan is going to protect his mate.

These stories are sweet and funny as hell but it is also missing something. They come off rushed and a bit jumbled. The main thing I find wrong is the way the guys act. They are bear shifters but you couldn’t tell it. For one they can’t scent others as well they don’t know their mates till after sex. They don’t shift unless they are showing their mates and that is just comes off weird. Other than those issues the story is quite enjoyable and can keep you entertained for awhile.

I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to see what the next book has going with it. I will say that Gus is still my favorite and I hope his story is coming up. Although even with him there were questions that were not answered.

Life in Reverse by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Life In Reverse Cover 845hgv3Title: Life in Reverse

Series: Honey Haven 02

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (105 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (April 8, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Shane Cabell has a reputation at Honey Haven for being a total slut, a title he doesn’t deserve. Sure, he likes to flirt. It’s fun and good for his ego, but Shane tones things down, until Kieran Damiani walks through the hotel doors. The new tall, dark, and handsome handyman flips every trigger Shane possesses. Too bad Kieran isn’t interested in him.

Kieran is running from heartbreak. He takes the job as handyman at Honey Haven to get away from the embarrassment of falling for a player. All he wants to do is start a new chapter in his life, to become the man he used to be, but starting over is never easy, unless a sexy boss walks into your life and flirts with you within the first five seconds of meeting him. But Kieran has a secret that just might get not only him killed, but Shane as well.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-750-8

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Honey Haven collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Shane has a reputation of being a player but truthfully he is just a flirt. His brothers just don’t give him an inch. He however does go with the flow and slows down with it. That is until the new sexy handyman walks in the door. However it would seem Kieran has a few secrets himself. Shane is a bear shifter where as Kieran is a vampire. Two mates that just seem to be perfect for each other.

There is a few issues with the story that are sticking out to me. One of them is there were a few words missing in some of the sentences but it was still easy to follow. Also the story felt rushed and a bit choppy to me. I think the main question I had is that bear shifters have an amazing nose and could scent a mile away. However these guys don’t seem to be able to do that. For one they should have known that Kieran was a vampire but they don’t. Also what is Gus, the questions I have.

Other than that the story was pretty amazing. I got a kick out of Gus as always. The story had a serious tone to it but there was so much humor in it that it just made the story stand out. I love that about these stories. The characters were a big hit as well as the story.

I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to get my hands on it. I can guarantee that it will be read many times over.

On Target by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - On Target Cover 92jcswTitle: On Target

Series: Special Operations 08

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary

Length: Novella (118 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (April 18, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Haus Jackson was mystified by the voice that came out over his comm-unit and directed him to safety time and time again. He had no idea who the man was, but he couldn’t fault his intel. Kevin had saved him more times than he could count, but who was he? Kevin Davis had a debt to pay. He owed Haus his life and he was going to make sure that the man had the backup he needed. He might not be able to be there in person, but he had mad computer skills and he planned to use them to keep Haus alive. When someone started to mess with Kevin, he had to wonder if it was due to the top secret intel he was sharing with Haus or if it was something more. Kidnapped and tossed into a trunk, he was terrified no one would be able to save him, not even Haus.

ISBN: 9781642438062

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Special Operations collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Haus has an angel on his shoulders and is glad for it. Kevin seems to call him and get him out of danger each time. The only problem is he has no clue who the hell the guy is or how he is doing it. The guy is even better than Charlie and that is saying something.

Kevin is a damn good soldier but now he worked for Homeland Security looking for terrorist. Give the man a computer and he can find anyone and everyone. A few years ago Haus saved his life and he has decided to pay him back in fold. Or that was the way it started at first, now the man had his attention in different ways. When Kevin is kidnapped it is up to Haus and his guys to help him out. Maybe it was time to meet.

This has always been one of my favorite series out there. I always look forward to them coming out. The characters are always fascinating and lets face it, men with guns are a total turn on. Their cases or problems that seem to come at them are so well thought out that it feels like you are right there with them. This story caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I can guarantee that this book will be read many times over.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I would definitely recommend it and the previous books.

Heart of Gold by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Heart of Gold Cover 835ygcTitle: Heart of Gold

Series: Brac Village 23

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (108 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (December 26, 2017)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Manny likes his solitude, until his brother talks him into having a roommate. After a forty-eight hour shift at the fire station, Manny came home to a destroyed kitchen and a mouthy stranger. He’s ready to ship Nick back to Mordechai’s until he discovers Nick is his mate. But Manny doesn’t tell Nick. His mate has too much angst to work through. Too bad Nick’s brother figures it out and tells Nick what Manny and Nick are to each other.

Nick is hot for his new roommate. The guy is sexy as sin, but Nick doesn’t want to complicate things. He’s already been kicked out of one house and doesn’t want to chance it happening again. Until he discovers who Manny really is to him. But someone breaks into their home, and Nick is nearly killed. Can Manny keep Nick safe, or will he lose his one chance at happiness?

ISBN: 978-1-64010-8486

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

Mordechai talks Manny into taking in a roommate but he has a few issues with that. He likes his solitude and peace. He also likes his home clean and that was not what he got in the morning. It seems his roommate was just trying to fix something to eat and fell a sleep. It was a good thing his new roommate turned out to be his mate otherwise he would have sent his ass packing.

Nick’s parents were killed, his little brother was hooked up with a sexy man and his uncle was a drunk. He remembered when the man was a blessing but something happened and now all he did was drink. The aunt seemed to be of no help to them either. Now he was basically pawned off on another. No clue that they are mates until his little brother mentions it leaves him a bit off. However when someone breaks in and almost kills him, he is going to be glad for that mate.

I tried to figure out why the killer’s focus changed and what Mattias was up to however never really figured it out. The story felt really rushed and a few problems arise, however it is still a good story. I love how this author’s work always has humor mixed in with her stories. Makes for more of an interesting read. It did however still leave me with a few questions. I did like the idea of Nick using frying pan’s as weapons.

I do wish the author would tell us a bit more about the mothers problems and espionage. That sounds like it would be a great add in. Other than that it was a good read and I did enjoy it.

Venom by Jools Louise

Jools Louise - Venom Cover 93iu4yTitle: Venom

Series: Warriors of Sage 05

Author: Jools Louise

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Novella (89pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (14th March 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: After years of being used as a lab rat for a vicious drugs cartel, Miguel Estevez, an ocelot shifter, finally escapes. He’s determined to stop the spread of a deadly anti-shifter drug, Venom and shares what he knows with the Warriors Brigade. He finds love in the arms of his mate, Curtis Malone, and vows to help the Warriors Brigade shut down the Pantheras cartel. An old enemy of the shifters of Sage, former special agent Avery Merchant is equally determined that his little sideline will not be destroyed by a recovering shifter addict. Miguel’s about to show him what shifters are truly capable of. Sick of being exploited, Miguel and his crew enter the steamy jungles of Colombia to get some payback. An old enemy of Miguel’s is waiting, ready to bring him back into the fold…or kill him. With a new, deadlier version of Venom already in the pipeline, Miguel fears his little squad won’t be enough.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-699-0

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: After escaping the hell he was in Miguel is determined to bring down Sanchez and his cartel. Venom is a deadly drug that affects shifters and makes them fight. After years of being experimented on Miguel has finally had enough. With the help of Keane, Reece, Igor, Henry and Curtis he does just that.

Along the way there is danger and not everyone makes it out unscathed. Curtis pursues Miguel with the intensity of a predator and soon catches his sweet mate all the while determined to keep him safe from those that hurt him.

I loved everything about this story. The Warrior’s get help from a surprising source who has people undercover in the drug cartel. The baddies all get whats coming to them in the end.

Fantastic read and addition to the series.

His to Bear by Stormy Glenn

Title: His To Bear

Series: Bear Essentials 02

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (119pgs)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (March 28, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: George Carver’s life changed forever in the span of twenty-four hours. He won a billion dollar lottery, but more importantly, the man sent to protect him turns out to be his mate. His very human mate. Luckily, Leon seems to know about shifters. He just doesn’t know anything about mates.

Leon de Oro spent several years as an Army Ranger before retiring to work for a friend in his security company. He never dreamed that he’d be sent on an assignment to protect the man of his dreams or that the bear shifter would claim they were fated to be together.

People will do stupid things for money. They’ll do really stupid things for a lot of money, and George had a lot of money. A billion dollar lottery win brings people—old and new—out of the woodwork. Leon has a hard enough time keeping George and his billions safe. Trying to decide if he’s ready to settle down with a mate might be impossible.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-764-5

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Bear Essentials collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

George is a big ass bear shifter who is seen as an alpha but feels that he is more like an omega. That is until he is protecting his mate. He has just won the big lottery that many wish they won, but in his heart he knew it would bring trouble to his door. His parents and old alpha basically treated him like trash and wasn’t allowed to enter another clan. Many alpha’s felt that he would challenge for their position never believing him when he told them that he never wanted that. An old military buddy of his uncle’s sent someone to protect him, he just hadn’t expected that man to be his mate.

Leon knew about shifters but was as human as one could be. He knew that from one look that he was going to fall hard for the sexy shifter he was going to protect. He just had not expected to be mated to the man after one hot night. He also knew he would protect the man with all he had in him. That much money brought all the nut cases straight into their path, but Leon was up to protecting his mate.

This series is a bit different than many of Stormy’s other books. It is a sweet romance where the big ass bear shifter has a heart of gold. To figure out what to do or how to act after winning the lottery is pretty much up in the air for me, but they seem to figure it out. In bear shifter clan’s they do not mate human’s but George does just that. He will also protect with a fierceness of a bear shifter. However in reality he is a gentle giant and sweet as can be. Although the alpha really needs to grow some when it comes to his family matters.

The writing comes off pretty good but it also seemed just a bit jumbled. Other than that issue I really enjoyed reading it and can guarantee that it will be read many times over. I loved the characters but Leon just didn’t hit any buttons with me. I will admit that George was the big hit with me and I can’t wait to see how he is in future books, or I hope I will. I had quite a bit of fun with it and look forward to the next story.

Thin Line Between by Lynn Hagen

Title: Thin Line Between

Series: Honey Haven 01

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

Length: Novella (108 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (March 25, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Desperate for work, Owen travels to Honey Haven, an isolated hotel deep in the mountains. He’s excited to start his new job, and even more thrilled that he gets to live there for free. But his enthusiasm is short-lived. When he steps into the stuffy old hotel, Owen soon finds out that the gorgeous owners aren’t the friendly type. To make matters worse, he’s told that the hotel is haunted.

Caleb knows time is running out. The hotel is hemorrhaging money, and if he and his brothers can’t figure out who is sabotaging Honey Haven, the doors will close for good. With enough problems on his hands, Owen walks through the front doors, and Caleb is taken aback by his good looks and sweet nature. He’s attracted to Owen, but Caleb doesn’t mix business with pleasure and keeps Owen at arm’s length. Until one passionate kiss, Owen in danger and a saboteur on the loose forces Caleb to admit what Owen has come to mean to him.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-723-2

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Honey Haven collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Bears and honey are a mix made in heaven. Owen has not had the best of luck when it comes to jobs so after his disaster at the diner, well he called the number his old boss gave him. He didn’t really know much about cleaning a hotel room but damn if he wasn’t going to give it the old college try. New job with free rent what more could a guy ask for. Well the sexy man at the front desk. Haunted hotel, grumpy owners, crazy workers and it was going to be one interesting place to work.

Caleb is at the end of his rope. The hotel was going downhill, someone was screwing around with the property, and he wanted the sexy new housekeeper. All he has to do is to figure it all out. What is a bear shifter to do.

I saw a few issues with the story that drove me nutty. One of them was the fact that they were bear shifters but the only time you see it is after our sexy character started to run from Caleb. Other than that the story pretty much rocked. The characters were a hoot to read about and Gus was the winner in this series. I loved the EMF that Gus bought to search for ghosts. That kept me laughing. In fact that this series has a serious tone to it but it has an amazing amount of humor in it. That is one of the reasons this author is such a hit with me. I love reading a book that is going to have me in stitches.

This story was a blast to read and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I can guarantee that it will be one of those stories that will be read many times over.

Center of Gravity by Lynn Hagen

Title: Center of Gravity

Series: Mercury Rising 10

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (102 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (October 29, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Jimmy is a simple kind of man who lives in a low-rent apartment, works from home as an accountant, and has enough clothes that he could open his own store. What he doesn’t have is that special someone in his life. He’s so lonely that he frequents Grizzly’s just to get out of the house. But little does Jimmy know he has a secret admirer, one whose intentions could turn deadly.

Ethan has been interested in Jimmy from the moment he laid eyes on the little leopard. Getting with Jimmy wasn’t easy, but now that Ethan is in his life, he realizes Jimmy needs protection. Twice Jimmy’s apartment has been broken into, and Ethan isn’t taking chances on a third. But a killer is on the loose, leaving bodies all around Mercury. It’s up to the bounty hunters to find out who the killer is while Ethan races to save his mate’s life.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-4835

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Mercury Rising collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Jimmy is a simple man who loves what he does. He is an accountant that works from home, not getting rich but who does these days. He is also a leopard shifter and the only thing he is missing is a mate.

Ethan has not only noticed Jimmy but wanted the little man. Thing do not go smoothly for these two but Ethan knows he can find away. To bad someone is trying to get his mate but it is not the same one killing the humans.

I had a bit harder time with this particular book. In all the others shifters and vampires knew their mates by scent, however in this book that is not the case. Or right off the bat anyway, they around each other and neither knows till a little later on. This story didn’t come off the way it should have and I couldn’t pin point the problem with it. It just felt a little harsher and didn’t flow the way it should have. That isn’t to say that it wasn’t a good book because I still got a kick out of it. I really got a kick out of Jimmy and his attitude.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to see what the next book has going on in it.

An Arranged Mating by Jane Wallace-Knight

Title: An Arranged Mating

Author: Jane Wallace-Knight

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (126 pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (July 12, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Hunter White left home as soon as he was able. Coming back to take over as alpha, Hunter learned of the serious debt his father had left the pack with. Desperate to save them, Hunter entered into a deal with a powerful vampire. The nest leader would pay off all the pack’s debts, on one condition—Hunter had to take a vampire for a mate.

Vampire Aeron Lyons had been in some serious scrapes during his unnaturally long life, but nothing came close to this. Being given to an alpha werewolf, like he was some sort of bargaining chip, wasn’t what Aeron wanted for his life, but he wasn’t dumb enough to say no to a man like Ken Roberts.

Resigning himself to join a pack who already dislikes him on principal, Aeron has no idea how rocky the road ahead will be or how he’s going to spend the rest of his life with a man who hates him.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-308-1

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Hunter was pretty much driven from his home what with his father’s drinking. He never really wanted to go back, that is until his dad passed on. To bad he came back to a pack that was getting ready to loose it all. He took a deal with the devil for help, but in turn it meant he had to mate an enemy of the pack. He was to mate a vampire.

Aeron’s life was pretty much like Hunters, but his was his mother. His mother was an addict and it cost her her future. He had given up everything to have his mother in a care home and it meant he owed his leader. He just hadn’t expected to find out that he was to be bargained off to an wolf.

Neither are going to expect what they find out. I am never a fan of stories that give you a good book only to find out that it is just going to be that one book. This story had so much potential to be a series and it isn’t going to be. I felt a little let down with it. I did like Aeron quite a bit and his attitude has always been great. Hunter was an ass to the poor guy but was glad to see that it changed. However that being said, it moved faster than I thought it should have. Then the action was like one page and it was over.

The story needed more depth to it to make it truly rock. More substance in it to make it a top story. It came off very rushed and that was another let down. This story was damn good but it could have been better. However I can see myself reading it once more.

Taken by the Wolf by Lynn Hagen

Title: Taken by the Wolf

Series: Brac Village 26

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (107 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (January 28, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: When Sheriff Orlando Werth responds to a nine-one-one call, he discovers his mate hiding in a closet. He isn’t sure why there are gunmen after Newt. His mate is clueless as well, but Orlando is hell-bent on keeping the little human safe from the killers out to end Newt’s life. He takes his mate home to keep him safe, but the hired professionals are determined, and Orlando must stay one step ahead of them if they are to survive the ordeal.

Newton Bradley is scared out of his mind when his home is invaded. He clings to his cell phone with the dispatcher, wondering if the cops will get there in time to save him. When his closet door swings open and a sexy cop coaxes him out, Newt is thankful for the rescue by the broad and handsome sheriff. But the two must find out why Newt’s life is in danger while exploring their deep attraction toward each other.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-6099

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

Newton has no clue what is going on and who is breaking in, but he does the one thing he knows should help. He calls the police and then hides. He had not expected the sexy man in front of him that is after he is coaxed out of the closet. When the sexy sheriff’s decides to bring him home with him, things might be looking up.

Now how does a scared closet hiding Newt think that he is going to take on a wolf shifter to help his mate is beyond me. I actually found myself liking this quite a bit more than the previous books that I have read today. I really liked Newt and the sheriff was quite hot. With this story you get excitement, danger, action, chaos, hot sexy times and quite a bit more.

I enjoyed reading this story and am intrigued to see what the next book has coming.

Fate & Forgiveness by Stormy Glenn

Title: Fate & Forgiveness

Series: Tribal Bonds 06

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Novella (128 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (February 28, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Roman is a hunter, tasked with finding and eliminating those who break the laws set down in a treaty between the humans and the paranormals. After being held captive and tortured for months, he’s more than ready to track down the one man he couldn’t stop thinking about. It was just too bad Seth wasn’t where he left him.

Wolf shifter Seth Connelly has a deep hatred of hunters. In his mind, they have done nothing but kill his kind for centuries. He fully believes that every last one of them needs to be wiped from the earth. When he meets an attractive man in a local bar and takes him home for the night, Seth never dreams that the man he spends the night with is his mate—and a hunter.

Vampire Casey is sent to deliver a message to a wolf shifter hiding out in the mountains. Before he can reach his destination, he’s attacked. He shows up on Seth’s doorstep, bloody and bruised, and never dreaming fate had a plan for him even he couldn’t imagine.

Standing on different sides of a war that is quickly coming, Roman, Seth, and Casey have to learn to put their hatred aside and work together to eliminate a new threat to them all. Failure to do so could mean more than their lives. It could mean the end of everything, including the growing love that neither of them can deny…but sometimes, hatreds run very deep.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-731-7

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Tribal Bonds collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Seth has met his mate, loved his mate then abandoned by him. It would seem that Seth being a wolf shifter was to much for the big bad hunter. Then when he almost got a friend killed because of his anger, he just wanted to be off the grid. To bad his brother wouldn’t let him. But he had not expected the cute vampire who was bloody to not only be on his step but to be another mate. Not that the ass believed the man, he had no clue what he was in for.

Roman was not only a human but a hunter who hated most paranormals, or so he used to in the past. He was getting over it but to find out that the man he slept with was his mate was a bit of a difficult thing to get over. However he wanted to make up for it. So imagine his surprise to find out about Casey.

Casey was a vampire sent on a mission to deliver a message. He had not expected to get beat up by others nor had he expected to wake up to a mate. Not that the man believed him. Casey was a sweet soul who just wanted his mate. When danger showed up and Casey is placed in danger, guess who shows up to help him.

I am not normally a fan of threesomes but Stormy always has me changing my mind. Out of all the characters I must say that Casey is the one I liked the most. He is just a cutie. However I did understand Seth’s pain as well. These three together is one hot sexy time. Danger, excitement and so much more is what you get with this story. And let me tell you that I had to finish the whole book in one sitting. I can guarantee that this is one of those books that will be read more than once.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to read the next one. I would definitely recommend this book and the ones before it.

Bliss by Shea Balik

Title: Bliss

Series: Cedar Falls 25

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (132 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (March 7, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smokey Mountains. Where the people are friendly and the men are hot.

Crow Huntley had been shot and ended up in a coma. When he woke up, he discovered his life was over. Not only would he never be able to do the job he loved, but he might actually never walk again.

Tarq Havish had spent months wooing Crow. Just when he’d finally gotten his man, Crow had been shot and pushed Tarq away once more. If Crow thought that would stop Tarq from doing whatever it takes to get their happily ever after, he had better think again. Tarq had no problem playing dirty, even if it meant calling in help from some unlikely friends.

Warning: Let the hijinks begin. Expect anything and everything from Bigfoot to cheers that will force Crow to get back on his feet and into Tarq’s bed.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-683-9

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand 

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Cedar Falls collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Crow and Tarq has been sniffing around each other for awhile now but mostly spend their time snarling. When a robbery at the casino ends in Crow being badly injured, it looks like nothing is ever going to go their way. It would take a great big power to get Crow to even attempt to try to get better. So he calls in the big guns, you know who I am talking about. Slinky tops, short shorts that show the butt cheeks and high boots while dancing at the top of their lungs is Jesse’s speciality. Tarq is going to make sure Crow gets better or get killed doing it.

I am always glad to see Jesse and the gang getting together. Their stunts always make for a better story. I felt bad for Crow but I am afraid he came off a bit weaker than expected, even after getting shot. There was just something about him that didn’t ring right, but didn’t really take away from the story. I like how Tarq did everything he could to help the one he loved. As always this story was a blast of fun and laughs.

I had a blast reading this and can not wait to get my hands on the next story. I can guarantee that it will be one of those stories that will be read more than once.

The Aftermath by Maggie Walsh

Title: The Aftermath

Series: The Angel Pack 16

Author: Maggie Walsh

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, MPreg

Length: Novel (220pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (3rd April 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: It has been nine months since fae warrior Sasha met and rescued his mate, Samuel, but because of the life he has lead, his skittish mate is still nervous about being claimed.
Sammy feels lost and confused by why he has never felt the mating heat that all feline’s experience when they meet their mate, but he figures it has something to do with all the experiments done on him in the past.

Mike is not only an old friend of Jesse and Taylor but the man who rescued them years ago when they worked for him in Atlanta. He has come to Sanctuary to see his friends and is shocked when his mates just strolled into the room. He’s excited that he has found his mates but knows he cannot claim them or allow them to claim him because Mike’s past could get them all killed.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-725-6

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in The Angel Pack collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series is also connected to Beyond The Angel Pack.

The Paradon society has its hands on many executions but what is being asked now is totally insane. Niall had no idea how he knew it but he just knew that what they were asking was suicide. Mike helped Jesse and Taylor when they were younger and now he was back in their lives but the man has many secrets. So when he comes to the alpha’s house you can imagine his surprise when he finds not one but both of his mates at the same time.

Sasha is a powerful guard for the King of Fae and is Sammy’s mate. However Sammy was not raised as one should have been. He was tortured in many different ways and made to created the most deadliest of drugs. He is a genius just like his twin but is also very much afraid of everything including the idea of mating. And that was before with just one mate, now two what was the fates thinking. Just wait for it!

As many readers I felt for sure book fifteen which was Fin was going to be the last book for this series so imagine my surprise when this book shows up. Excitement is just a small word for what I felt. This story gave me all I could want and so much more. Twists and turns, surprises, excitement, entertainment, danger, action and lets not forget that there are three sexy men getting it on. Talk about steaming up the room. I was glad to see everyone there and I just loved Sammy most of all. He was like a breath of fresh air. This is one of those stories that will cheer you up and have you dancing at the same time.

I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I must admit the next dangerous person to show up will be a surprise but I can’t wait. This is one of those series that will be read many time over. I would definitely recommend it and the previous books as well. I sure do hope Sammy and Sasha not to mention Mike get to see the pitter patters as well as the others. Now talk about laughing my ass off, wow.

Wrapped in a Bow by Lynn Hagen

Title: Wrapped in a Bow

Series: Brac Village 22

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (104 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (December 18, 2017)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: All David wants is to escape his family, but he’s stuck with no way out. With the holidays quickly approaching, David is desperate for a night of partying his heart out. What he found was Mordechai—a panther shifter who is determined to save David from his own miserable life.

Between David’s drunken uncle, his angst-ridden brother, and his flip-floppy aunt, Mordechai has his work cut out for him. Mordechai sees how happy his youngest brother is and wants that same connection Malachi shares with his mates. What he got instead were a load of problems. Not only is David’s home life a dysfunctional mess, but Mordechai’s isn’t any better.

When Mordechai notices he’s being followed, it’s up to him to keep his mate safe, though he doesn’t have a clue why someone is after him until he’s attacked and the truth about his family finally comes to light—a truth he refuses to believe.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-8257

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

All David wants is a peaceful life. With his parents death, it left him and his older brother living with his uncle. An uncle that drank his life away and an aunt that came over but isn’t truly any help. To top it off his brother feel guilty and in pain most of the time. Then he meets Mordechai and his life might be looking up.

Mordechai is a panther shifter and he just wants what his brother has found, a mate. Too bad someone seems to be after him, but he has no clue why. You learn more about his parents but not too much. His father was murdered and there’s not a lot of information on that. Then there is an older brother who is an asshat. Top that off with a equally rotten mother and his family might just be screwed up as David’s. Although he does have three brothers that are pretty sweet and hot.

Put that together with an agency searching for them and you don’t find out much more than that. Nor does the story explain why Mordechai was singled out by the agency. This story felt rushed and left me with questions. To top it off the mating usually gets a bit of discussion with the mate, but there wasn’t too much of that going on. The story had quite a bit of action and danger in it plus some hot sexy times.

I found a few issues in the story but not enough to take away from the story. I enjoyed it and will see what the next story has going on.

Escaping Christmas by Lynn Hagen

Title: Escaping Christmas

Series: Brac Village 21

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Novella (108 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (December 4, 2017)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Christmas isn’t always a joyous time of year. Not according to Robbie. After suffering a devastating loss a few years ago, he wants nothing to do with the holiday. Too bad he can’t simply escape Christmas, but fate has other plans.

Abner loves everything about Christmas, but his excitement is hampered by Robbie’s sour mood. He’s at his wits’ end on how to cheer Robbie up—until they’re splashed by freezing water while trying to cross the street. Abner is livid, ready to tell the driver off. Instead, he stares at the second most gorgeous man he’s ever met.

Malachi ran into town for errands, unknowingly heading right toward his mates. He’s baffled that Robbie and Abner have been together for weeks, and Abner is clueless about mates. When a rogue terrorizes the town and a deer starts stalking Robbie, it’s up to Malachi to set the holiday right and show his men that sometimes three is better than two.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-7905

Product Link: Siren-Book Strand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

Three mates in an action packed story is what you get to enjoy. Malachi is a panther shifter, Abner is a human and Robbie is an impala. Mix that in with Christmas and a magic reindeer and watch out for some fun times. Robbie and Abner are the first to meet but Robbie has kept the fact that he is a shifter from Abner. So imagine Abner’s surprise when they meet Malachi and finds out that humans are not as alone as he thought.

However a few problems are in store for them. For one Robbie hates Christmas with a passion, talk about a scrooge. Then there is the fact that a rogue shifter is out there, well they are going to need that reindeer’s help to make Christmas perfect.

The rogue shifter was not truly explained on why they couldn’t get their hands on him and how he escapes them. Where this story was pretty cool it just didn’t have the impact that I would have expected from it. It felt rushed and was missing some good parts to it. The reindeer was a funny character he wasn’t truly as outstanding that I have found in other stories. The whole story just lacked as much excitement that I would have wanted to see.

Other than those few issues with the story I did enjoy reading it quite a bit.

No Rules Required by Lynn Hagen

Title: No Rules Required

Series: Brac Village 30

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (78pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (March 11, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Desperate to get out of a bad situation, Corey flees the city only to find himself in some small town. Brac Village is a hidden gem, an oasis for Corey to figure out his next move. Or so he thought. For two days he slept in his car, unable to find a place to rent, until luck strikes and he overhears some guy whining about needing a roommate. Corey feels as if his life is finally turning around, until he meets his roommate’s uncle. Lord help him.

Jake has been given an undercover assignment from his boss back in Chicago. Find the partner of the dirty cop and take him down. Everyone on the Brac Village police force is a suspect, and Jake is determined to catch the killer. What he hadn’t expected was to find his mate. But Corey’s not easy to pin down, not when he’s hiding secrets about a past he’s running from.

ISBN: 9781642436921

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Brac Village collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. This particular story is connected to the Brac Pack, Zeus Pack, Christian’s Coven, Brac Pack Next Generation, and Demon Warriors. To enjoy this to get the full impact I would suggest starting with the Brac Pack series first.

Corey flees an abusive situation and ends up in Brac Village. However he seems to only have bad luck. He can’t find a place to stay for one. That is until he overhears someone who needs a new roommate. Things might just be looking up especially when he even lands a job.

Jake has been assigned to find the man who killed an innocent. He joins the police department in Brac Village and has the luck of finding an apartment right across from his nephew and his mate. He knows that one of the killers had been a cop that had been killed not too long ago, but to him everyone at the station might just be the other killer. He must protect his mate and in comes the surprises with this one.

I enjoyed the humor mixed in with the seriousness of the story. The characters are quite enjoyable and sweet, or at least Corey is. Jake is a bit like the cop down the street, hard headed and strong. I like that the story is full of action, excitement and entertaining. However it felt rushed which has been a pattern with the last few books by this author that I have been reading.

Other than my issues with the story it was an enjoyable read it and I look forward to the next book.

The Wolf by Your Side by Alexia Ward

Title: The Wolf by Your Side

Series: Magnificent Beast 04

Author: Alexia Ward

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella

Publisher: Siren Publishing (21st December 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Sebastian Dark is in love with his boss, a grizzly bear shifter named Christian Cruz. He’s never had the courage to tell him. When Christian invites him on a weeklong trip to a Palm Beach resort, Sebastian jumps at the chance, hoping to finally tell Christian how he feels and show him how wonderful they could be together.

Christian Cruz can’t believe he accepted to be his ex-boyfriend’s best man. Unfortunately, he can’t take it back. He has to face his ex and the bridal party in Palm Beach. Luckily, Sebastian has offered to accompany him. Christian has heard from his brother that the wolf shifter likes him. He’s hoping to get to know Sebastian on a more intimate level and see where things lead.

But just as they grow closer, danger threatens to tear them apart. Mother Nature is about to unleash her deadly wrath. Christian and Sebastian are directly in her path. Can Christian keep Sebastian, the shifter he’s falling in love with, safe?

ISBN: 9781640108134

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Magnificent Beasts collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Sebastian is the youngest brother in the family and he is about to go out of his mind. He has had the hots for his boss and his best friends uncle for quite sometime, but he never lets Christian know. That is until his older brother brings home a human mate, and his best friend is still out. So with a few drinks in him, he blurts it out.

Christian can’t believe his luck. He thought he might be getting back with his ex, only for his ex to tell him he is getting married. He is getting married to a female and wants Christian to be his best man. One night out and he finds out that Sebastian has the hots for him. He invites him to the wedding. Things happen and well you will just have to read the book.

It is a very interesting and entertaining tale. It is also flaky, weak, and came off like it had been a rush job. There was great potential, but for some reason it just didn’t work out. Even though it came off rushed, it still was a fun read. I did like the characters, but their chemistry was not there at first. I mean one minute you were madly in love with your ex, then the next with one kiss your heart is being changed. Then for added juice, throw in an disaster, which could have been left off. The whole story was just off to me. I was hoping that the previous books were a fluke, but the writing just keeps going in the same direction. It is still an interesting read.

Meet Me At Sunrise by Lynn Hagen

Title: Meet Me At Sunrise

Series: Mercury Rising 11

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Ménage

Length: Novella (106 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (January 2, 2019)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Colton has been fighting for nearly a year not to become Master of the vampire coven. When a capture warrant brings him to Black Dragon, he has no choice but to face the Veneto triplets. Colton is split between his allegiance to his pack and his responsibilities to the coven he left leaderless after killing Magnus. When Matt basically disowns Colton, he has no choice but to turn to the coven he’s loathed for so long. But the brothers aren’t fighting fair, and when they claim Colton as their mate, his loyalties are torn.

Lucian, Corbin, and Antonio have been trying to lure Colton to the coven, but their efforts have been fruitless until Colton shows up with a capture warrant. They finally have their wolf where he belongs, but can they keep Colton at their side, or will he rejoin his pack to hunt down the creatures from the veil that have been set loose in Mercury?

ISBN: 978-1-64243-5719

Product Link: Siren-Bookstrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each Book in the Mercury Rising collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters I would recommend reading them in sequential order. Although with this story your looking at four men mating.

Colton hated vampires and now he was their leader. Here he was a wolf shifter in charge of a coven that killed his little brother. To top it off he had not one, not two but three mates. Triplets that were all vampires.

I like Colton from the previous stories however I didn’t care for this story. It was harder to get into for one and then there was the fact that he was turned into a vampire without permission. The story was not as engaging as most of this author’s work has been. I just couldn’t get my head into it. I am not a fan of this many mates in one mating. It just comes off poorly to me. The story itself felt rushed and I didn’t care for the vampires at all.

I hate to say it but this story just didn’t draw me in as it should have and makes me want to stray from anymore of this series. However I have not left a series unread in awhile so we will see what the next one has going for it.